It appears that she died in combat as a guerilla alongside Palestinian militants. As such, from Israel's POV, she'd definitely be an enemy combatant. Whether she'd be seen as a traitor to the US depends on whether the US is at war against the Intifada. And her anarchist/Marxist ideology would have put her somewhat further away from Osama Bin Laden than Wahhabi fundamentalist Lindh was.
It's about time Americans started dying in the Occupied Territories. Ironic that this latter-day Hanoi Jane should have been extruded by a Caterpillar bulldozer: US vehicle, US-funded war machine, US-endorsed (or at the very least tolerated) 'targeted killings'. Why not move the whole shebang to the plains and mesa of New Mexico; it'll save on the weapons' transport costs and the journalists won't have as far to travel. And it will all be in the right timezone for the 6 o'clock news.
Of course, they'll probably say she was a "good kid who fell in with a bad crowd", like Lindh. Which would probably be even more insulting to her beliefs than calling her an anti-American traitor. (Sometimes treason is a badge of honour.) Still, having white skin can do that to you.
Future rumour on the streets: wearing Caterpillar-brand shoes signifies support for the Israeli military, much like wearing Doc Martens with white laces signifies that one is a white-supremacist skinhead and red laces signify that one's a socialist.
Whereas wearing a Cat(erpillar) cap just makes you an inbred redneck hick.
Emails home from Comrade Rachel to her family:http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,916246,00.htmlMind you, given that it's the Guardian, they could well have edited out the bits about killing Israelis.
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